from one generation to the next
I loved having the links to the IMK posts back in a central location, so once again I’m linking up with bloggers from around the world and sharing a little of what’s been happening in my domain during the past month. Follow the link to Bizzy Lizzy’s Good Things to look, to read or better still, join in. Thanks Liz.
For me, not much time has been spent in the kitchen because I’ve been sitting at my sewing machine. This marvel of engineering has powered through billions of kilometres of thread having sewn everything from underpants to wedding dresses in it’s forty plus years of working life.
The extra special task at hand forced me to acquire new specs for close work, I’ll still respond to Ladyredspecs though, I’ve simply down graded my old frames to hold lenses for close work. Making my daughter Leah’s wedding dress has been a major achievement. I haven’t sewn much in recent years, but with Leah’s vision, tutorials on Youtube and my resurrected skills it’s now finished and the bride will look gorgeous on her special day. Ten days to go and counting.
I’ve been listening to the radio in my sewing room. A few weeks ago I heard a discussion about jam and pickle making which included Alex Elliot-Howery from Sydney’s Cornersmith Cafe. My interest was piqued so I borrowed their book from my local library. From it I’ve already made the Fermented Pineapple and Chilli Sambal. It’s an absolute flavour sensation, hot, salty fruity and fresh. I’ll write a post about it next week. I’ve added “Cornersmith” to my lengthy wishlist.
In My Kitchen are folk art gifts from Swedish friends who are visiting for the wedding, some pin-up boys for a foodie, (actually a dish sponge) and a generously proportioned oven mitt.
In My Kitchen I have tarragon vinegar infusing. A colony of ants decided to nest in my small pot of tarragon. There was no way I was letting them have those delicious leaves, so I harvested it all and now it’s steeping in a bottle of Champagne vinegar. I’ll strain it after 3 weeks. Our summer salads will be very well dressed this year.
In My Kitchen Spelt sourdough madness continues. During my initial attempt to master sourdough a couple of years ago the one thing I made which worked as it should was pizza bases. I made these to the exact same recipe, except I quadrupled it. They are fantastic. We had pizza for dinner and now I have a stash of bases in the freezer for a lazy meal.
In My Kitchen is a pot of sencho green tea. The little tea pot has been in my kitchen a long time, it’s the perfect size to make a brew for one. Now I’m going to put my feet up for a brief moment of respite and pop over the Bizzy Lizzy’s to have a moment of distraction with other IMK post before the pre wedding madness continues.